Thursday, September 19, 2019

Expanding access to healthcare and lowering costs

According to an economist, Mississippi is one of the top states nationwide for health care openness and access, but improvements could be made. Robert...

Government accounts for 21 percent of jobs in Mississippi

While just a handful of the 19,000 jobs added in Mississippi over the past year have been in government, it still accounts for an...

City to Bail Out Convention Center with $790,000, Stokes Blames High...

The fledgling Jackson Convention Center asked the Jackson City Council for bailout money this week and got it, but not without pushback from two...

Majority of Public Service Commission will be new in January

Republican Brent Bailey and Democrat De’Keither Stamps recently shared their vision for the public service commission on Monday.  And despite party labels, it wasn’t terribly...

New Greenville Federal Courthouse to Open in 2022

The Mississippi Business Journal reports that a $28.7 million 55,000 square foot federal courthouse will open in Greenville in 2022. From the article:The $28.7...

Is PERS Fair to Current State Employees?  Part 2

Bigger Pie Forum | Is PERS Fair to Current State Employees?  Part 2 | BPF   PERS Funding Ratio: Mississippi’s defined benefit pension fund, the Public Employees’...

Hood’s spending wish list adds up

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Attorney General Jim Hood has an expensive wish list for K-12 education that could hit taxpayers right in the...

‘It ain’t sexy, but it’s important’: Public Service Commission candidates Bailey,...

Stamps, Bailey campaign pagesDe’Keither Stamps (L), Brent Bailey (R) Increasing rural internet access, slowing down the flow of unwanted telemarketer calls, and boosting the state’s...

September 2019 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the September 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$3.5 million verdict- Harrison County truck negligence case covered here...

Higher gas taxes do not lead to better roads

Having one of the nation’s highest gasoline taxes won’t buy taxpayers the best-rated highway system.  That is according to an analysis that compared gasoline taxes...